UNB Leadership

A strong, flourishing community in harmony with our tmixw.

Chief & Council

  • Harvey McLeod
    chief@uppernicola.com
    Phone: (250) 378-1986
  • Mathilda (Matty) Chillihitzia
    mchillihitzia@uppernicola.com
    Phone: (250) 819-0165
  • Stacie Coutlee
    scoutlee@uppernicola.com
    Phone: (250) 299-5392
  • Brian Holmes
    bholmes@uppernicola.com
    Phone: (250) 315 9348
  • Fred (Scotty) Holmes
    fholmes@uppernicola.com
    Phone: (250) 350 3354
  • David Lindley
    dlindley@uppernicola.com
    Phone: (250) 315-9002
  • Dennis MacDonald
    dmacdonald@uppernicola.com
    Phone: 315-3789
  • Jeanette McCauley
    jmccauley@uppernicola.com
    Phone: (250) 936-8819
  • Wallace Michel
    wmichel@uppernicola.com
    Phone: (250) 315-2422
  • Kevin Ned
    kned@uppernicola.com
    Phone: (25) 215-4612

The Four Governance Pillars

UNB Chief and Council have developed four governance pillars. The four pillars have been meeting to form themselves. When all four pillars are functioning, we will have a governance process. The Four Pillars will engage community members with the work their pillars will be working on.

Social Justice: Education, Social and Health.

  • Chair: Matty Chillihitzia
  • Brian Holmes
  • Kevin Ned
  • Wallace Michel

Fiscal Relations (Economic Development): Developing economic opportunities for the community. .

  • Chair: Stacie Coutlee
  • Dennis MacDonald
  • David Lindley
  • Kevin Ned
  • Wallace Michel

The Fiscal Relations Pillar Are:

  • Meeting to determine its purpose and work going forward.
  • Seeking a traditional name for this pillar.
  • Developing their Terms of Reference to clarify responsibilities and processes
  • The prioritization checklist will play a key role in the determining the focus of the Fiscal Relations Pillar

Strategic planning may assist in developing the framework for the Fiscal Relations and Social Justice Pillars

Tm̓xʷúlaʔxʷ: Water, Forestry, Land, and Air.

  • Chair: Brian Holmes
  • Scotty Holmes
  • Jeannette McCauley
  • Matty Chillihitzia

Tm̓xwulaʔxʷ Pillar(life-force-place)

Key points in the Governance ToR Captíkʷł (oral stories) is our governance instructions that are mandated by our Acmiscut Chiefs (Knowledge Keepers) to ensure that the right actions are required as a responsibility to our worldview of our “Inherent Rights”. These ethos are shown in our Captíkʷł ceremonial displays, in public rituals, in the Nsyilxcen (our language) interpretive process, and in the direct exercises of practice and interests (occupation and use) that connect us to the whole of the Tm̓xʷúlaʔxʷ (also known as the environment or Land). These Captíkʷł ethics are the cornerstone for achieving equity maxims on government-to-government relationships.

Key sections of the Governance To:

  • Abide by the “Worldview: the unwritten Ethnos-The Way It Is –  Captíkʷł Ethic that is mandated by Chief and Council on Governance Approach
  • Implement the Four Chiefs Perspectives, which is: the role of the four chiefs (Yilmixwm) is to ensure the principles of the Enowkinwixʷ ethics are followed during the process of decision-making,
  • The Four Yilmixw’m (Chiefs) Model:
  • Guiding Principles: Enowkinwixʷ Principles
  • Governance Decision Making Policy.

Captikwl: Language, Culture and Traditions.

  • Chair: Scotty Holmes
  • Jeannette McCauley
  • Kevin Ned
  • Matty Chillihitzia

The Captikwl Pillar Update: The Council Captikwl Pillar Group have agreed to adopt the Tm̓xʷúlaʔxʷ Pillar(life-force-place) Terms of Reference. They will not adopt the decision-making tool. The governance process is not carved in stone, but rather it is approved in principle.